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Climate Change- Food Security and Pakistan- Saadullah Ayaz

Climate Change- Food Security and Pakistan- Saadullah Ayaz

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Saadullah Ayaz- Climate Change
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Food Security and Present ThreatPosed by Climate Change
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Saadullah AyazIUCN-Pakistan, April 2010
 
Development Concerns of Pakistan
1. Nearly one-quarter of the population in Pakistan is classified as poor (World Resource Institute 2007)- Human Development Index is 0.539 - 74 percent population living under $2 a day - GDP~ 125th in World 
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
employs 46% 
population~dependentonwater
3. Low forest cover (4.5%)~ deforestation= 0.2- 0.4 % per annum 
4.Pakistanamongthe17countriesfacingwatershortagesandisamongthe36countrieshavingseriousthreatoffoodcrisis(WB2009)
 
Climate Change Impacts on Pakistan
1.12thcountrymostvulnerabletoclimatechange(Maplecroft2007)2.Losingatleast5%ofGDPeachyear(maybeupto20%)3.Emissionshare~0.43%ofworldstotal(135
th
ranking
)
4.Temperaturerise=0.6to1.0°C(sinceearly1900s)(IPCC2007)5.Decreaseinprecipitation=10to15%(last40years)(IPCC2007)
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
6.WesternHimalayanglacierswillretreatforthenext50years,indecreaseofflowsbyupto30to40%(GCISC2008)

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